In the period from 10 to 18 October 2021, the 24th expedition of the IO RAS to the Aral Sea took place. Within the framework of a joint project, scientists from the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (Berlin), in cooperation with the Karakalpak Scientific Research Institute of Natural Sciences (Nukus), conducted comprehensive marine research in the central part of the western basin of the Great Aral seas.
On June 19, 2021, the RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh embarked on the 83rd voyage to carry out the next stage of research under the program “Ecosystems of the Siberian Arctic Seas - 2021”. The head of the expedition is Academician Mikhail Vladimirovich Flint. The organizer of the expedition is the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of RAS. There are 75 scientists on board the RV Akademik Mstislav Keldysh.
08/01/2009 V.V.Putin, who was on a working trip to the Siberian Federal District, made a descent on the deep sea manned submersible "Mir" to the bottom of Lake Baikal. Before diving V.V. Putin met with the "Mir" expedition on Baikal, which conducts scientific research on the special vessel "Metropol".